Articles posted August 20, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Veterans to Honor Whittingham's War Record

Charlie Whittingham, who stood as a giant in Thoroughbred racing as a Hall of Fame trainer for decades, will be remembered as a war veteran Friday when a plaque is dedicated in his memory by the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Association.

California Mare Irish O'Brien Dead at 25

Barry and Susan Isaacs' Irish O'Brien, a multiple stakes-winning mare and a favorite of California racing fans, died of an apparent heart attack Aug. 16 at the Mariposa Stables in Burbank. The California-bred daughter of D'Artagnan-Tenino Queen, by Saltville was 25 years old.

Gary Ross Tapped to Address NTRA Annual Meeting

Gary Ross, director and screenwriter of the motion picture "Seabiscuit," will be the keynote speaker at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) annual meeting, which will be held September 21-23 in Las Vegas.

MSNBC Thoroughbred Show Premieres Aug. 24

MSNBC, a network better known for tracking the stock market, points its attention to the racetrack with a one-hour program called "Thoroughbred: Stable to Stardom," which premieres Sunday, Aug. 24 from 10-11 p.m. ET.

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